Category Archives: Environmental Protection

Last chance – Comment on draft Perth/Peel Plan

Urgent reminder – Comments on the State Government’s   Perth/Peel Green Growth Plan 5pm on Friday 13 May 2016. See How To Make a Submission Our biggest concern is the loss of tree canopy cover and vegetation, which increases dangerous urban … Continue reading

Posted in Bush Forever, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Coastal Vegetation, DAPs, Democracy, density, Drought, Environmental Protection, Green space, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Infill, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Petition to ban canal estates in WA

Please see our  Petition to ban canal estate developments in WA , to be returned by Monday 13th of October 2014. According to the WAPC, definition of Canal Estate is as follows; See Development Control Policy 1.8 Canal Estates and Artificial Waterway Developments page … Continue reading

Posted in Bush Forever, Canal Developments, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Coastal Vegetation, Environmental Protection, EPA, Extreme Weather, Green space, heritage, Storm Surge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

ENMAX Park vs Elizabeth Quay

This is what should have happened to our Perth Esplanade public land and what should be happening with our Point Peron public land in Rockingham (instead of being sold off for the Mangles Bay Marina canal development). See what Calgary in … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, Green space, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Local Government Amalgamations, Marine Developments, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, Public Open Spaces, Tourism, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Developers to cash in on public school sell offs?

No doubt news that the government intends to sell off more public school properties has developers like the extremely profitable public company “Cedar Woods” positively hopping with anticipation?  See this article in today’s West . Cedar Woods are the developer partners with the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Mail Out, Remnant Bushland, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lifeline must lobby Government to protect green spaces and trees

Lifeline’s CEO Fiona Kalaf is on the board of the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) as the “Community Representative” http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/693.asp Do you suppose Fiona knows about Solastalgia? The amount of depression being caused in the community by trees and amenity being destroyed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, Mail Out, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another nail in the coffin for the environment?

Dr Kim Hames has been sacked as Minister for Tourism.  Barnett will take over until he finds a replacement. See this article in the West today Dr Hames was an advocate for nature based tourism. What’s a bet we wont … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Environmental Protection, Landscape Architecture, Marine Developments, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Tourism, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Appeal withdrawal raises serious questions

There is growing speculation that the EPA  (and or some other department)  has pressured the Conservation Commission (our peak body for caring for our State’s natural environment) to withdraw their appeal against the EPA’s approval of the highly controversial Mangles Bay … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Conservation Commission, Environmental Protection, EPA, Federal Government, LandCorp, Marine Developments, Mercury, Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Toxic Contamination, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment